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Shahrukh Khan first Indian actor to appear on Forbes cover

Mumbai, Jan 24 (): Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan becomes the first Indian star to appear on the cover of business magazine Forbes. Reports said, the upcoming edition of Forbes Indian Magazine has listed out the names of 100 most powerful people in India. SRK will appear on the magazine’s cover page, which is a very influential publication.

Sources said that it was four years since Indian edition of Forbes had entered the market and said SRK would the first Indian actor to décor the cover page. Dabboo Ratnani, the famous Indian photographer has clicked photographs for the magazine.

In the feature inside the magazine, Shahrukh Khan has talked about his cricket team, success and lot more.

Shahrukh Khan started his career in theatre, playing small roles and ultimately getting main roles after the audiences had loved him and the directors realized his potentials. He then moved onto films, starting with Anti-Hero/Villain roles as movie directors thought that he did not have much to do a Hero role. Then, the villain was changed to a hero at the end.

Among the 100 celebrities, Shahrukh Khan has topped the list by earning Rs 202.80 crore between September 2011 and October 2012. Out of that, nearly Rs 150 crore came from endorsing a total of 23 brands. Shahrukh had 2 movies last year, Ra.One and Don2.

Salman Khan, who had one movie, Ek Tha Tiger last year and endorses 12 brands, stands second with an estimated earning of Rs 144.20 crore. Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni comes third with an income of Rs 135.16 crore, who endorses 21 brands.

Here are top 10 celebs and their earnings (in crores):

Shah Rukh Khan – 202.83

Salman Khan – 144.2

MS Dhoni – 135.16

Akshay Kumar – 179.85

Amitabh Bachchan – 116.3

Sachin Tendulkar – 97.46

Kareena Kapoor – 73.46

Virender Sehwag – 27.73

Virat Kohli – 47.26

Katrina Kaif – 65.25

Top person from each category

Top Actor: Shah Rukh Khan

Top Sportsperson: MS Dhoni

Top Singer/Musician: A R Rahman

Top TV Personality: Malaika Arora Khan

Top Director: Karan Johar

Top Author: Chetan Bhagat

Top 10 endorsers (based on money earned from endorsements and not total money earned)

Shah Rukh Khan – 149.50

MS Dhoni – 124.80

Sachin Tendulkar – 90.30

Salman Khan – 84.00

Akshay Kumar – 70.85

Amitabh Bachchan – 67.50

Katrina Kaif – 61.50

Kareena Kapoor – 57.80

Hrithik Roshan – 49.50

Saif Ali Khan – 35.00